UC Merced – Campuswide Expansion

The UC Merced 2020 Expansion is an unprecedented four-year project that nearly doubled the physical capacity of the campus, allowing it to grow to 10,000 students and expanded it to 219 acres. The P3 project required extensive scheduling in order to be completed by 2020. Scheduled in three delivery phases, the expansion included 16 buildings, two bridges, new roads and parking lots, and several athletic facilities and fields. Construction challenges involved building two facilities in a reclaimed part of Little Lake and constructing two bridges crossing Fairfield Canal, an unlined irrigation canal that snakes around the campus.
2020 ASCE San Francisco, Outstanding Land Development Project
2017 AIA California Council, Urban Design Merit Award